The Geenen Homes Blog

Stop back for West Michigan focused articles and posts about buying a home, selling a home, and then making your home even better. If you ever need help or have a question about real estate, please don't hesitate to call/text Kyle at (616) 403-0909.

buy holland real estate pre approved mortgage

When working with our clients, we always encourage them to get pre-approved for a mortgage. We want everyone we work with to have the best chance of getting the home of their dreams. We also want them to avoid any possible heartache or disappointment. Knowing what you can afford gives you the best chance to get that perfect home!

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Whether you’ve verbalized it or not, when it comes to selling your home I know you’ve asked yourself if you really need an agent. When you hire a realtor, what do you expect them to do?

I’m going to tell you something that some Realtors might not want to hear, but I need to be honest with you… If you’re going to hire a real estate agent to sell your home you need to read this.

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What to look for when buying a home? That is a broad and big question! Although each individual will have their own specific needs, there are certain things to consider when looking for a home to buy.

What to Look for When Buying a Home

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So you are selling your home? Congratulations! This is an exciting time. You may have outgrown your current home or just need to move for work or family. Selling your house is a time when it’s crucial to make sure you “do it right.”

Over and over I work with clients that have had trouble selling their home. “Why isn’t my house selling Kyle!?” Maybe they listed the house FSBO and couldn’t seem to get traction. Maybe they have tried with another agent recently and just didn’t get offers (or the right offers). And just maybe you are just thinking ahead and already know that there are definite things you can do to sell your home on the best timeline and for the most money. So let’s talk about why your house isn’t selling!

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This has been a full and blessed year so far! It has always been my goal to serve each and every client like they are my only client. I want everyone that trusts me with the process of buying or selling a home to know they are in the best hands. I take pride in each compliment, “job well done”, review, and referral I have received. It shows me that I have been successful at putting my clients first!

As Geenen Homes as has grown, I have looked for the best new ways to serve you well. I have an amazing office manager, Brenda who always goes above and beyond. We’ve been a step ahead with the best real estate photography, amazing home showcase videos, and area leading marketing strategies. I don’t mean to pat myself on the back, but this is what drives me – serving you!

The Kyle Geenen Group


Finally, it became time to expand Geenen Homes and the Kyle Geenen Group was born. By bringing on new agents and continuing the great work that has made us successful so far, we know that the Kyle Geenen Group can continue to help more and more families have the best experience buying and selling their home. 

macall-smith-real-estate-holland-miFor our first addition to the team, we have been able to add a great new buyer’s agent, Macall Smith. Macall is a Hope College graduate who majored in Business Management. He is rooted in Holland and is a Holland Christain Alumni. He is passionate about helping people and loves real estate.

From our first few weeks together, I can tell that Macall is bound for great things. He is motivated, driven, and focused on people. As a buyer’s agent, Macall will work with our amazing clients as they search for that new home. He will ensure that we can get you into every new listing, even in this fast moving market. He will be your advocate in the process as well, making sure you know exactly what you are getting from that new home and that you are getting it for the best possible price. We are working and training together so that Macall will be the best agent he can be and an outstanding ambassador of the Kyle Geenen Group.

New Faces – New Name – New Logo

So Geenen Homes has a name and logo. New faces ready to serve you, but we have the same focus. We are here for you! The Kyle Geenen Group will continue to lead the way in service, relationships, and innovation in Holland MI real estate. We are only successful when we help you reach your goals.

Give us a call, say “hi” on Facebook, and be set apart with the Geenen Group.



holland taxes $200000

Property taxes are never the most exciting topic to talk about. Taxes in general, don’t encourage the most conversation, but knowing the potential taxes for various towns, cities, and townships you’d like to live in can help you make the best decision when buying a home.

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Do I have a jam packed day with amazing homes for you on Saturday, August 13th!?

Stop by and see these great homes in Holland and Zeeland. From a Lake Michigan cottage, to a perfect piece of the country (with the best outbuilding you can find), to the perfect Holland and Zeeland family homes. You don’t want to miss out this weekend. Grab your spouse, bring a friend, and come say HI as you see these awesome Geenen Homes listings!

Call/Text me if you’d like to get in ASAP before the weekend – I always work to get same day showings for my clients.

– Kyle Geenen (616) 403-0909 |


10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: 3767 Lake Court Dr, Holland, MI 49424

3 BD / 1 BA – Lake Michigan Cottage – $649,000 (CLICK for all the info)

3767-Lake-Court-Holland-Geenen (35 of 42)

12:00 PM – 1:00 AM: 37 West 33rd St, HOLLAND, MI 49423

4 BD / 3 BA – NEW Holland Listing – $209,000 (CLICK for all the info)

37-West-33rd-Holland-Geenen-Homes (1 of 49)

2:00 PM – 3:00 AM: 10570 Southfield dr, zeeland, MI 49464

BD / 3.5 BA – Perfect Zeeland Family Home – $259,900 (CLICK for all the info)

10570-Southfield-Zeeland-Geenen (28 of 36)

3:30 PM – 4:30 AM: 4229 beeline Rd, HOLLAND, MI 49423

5 BD / 4 BA – Amazing Home / Huge Outbuilding – $539,900 (CLICK for all the info)


A large part of selling your home quickly, and for its highest price, is the first feeling that a buyer gets from the space. Making your home feel inviting, spacious, and move-in ready always helps increase your advantage over the rest of the market. These are some of my top HOW TO tips on getting your home ready for the best, quick sale.

SIMPLICITY SELLS when listing your home

declutter your tables to sell home fastRemove excess clutter and knick-knacks from the room. Potential buyers feel uncomfortable and cramped when surrounded by an abundance of belongings that are not their own.

This could be as straight forward as tackling an accumulation of shoes by the front door. This road block can be uninviting to new comers.  Gather up your family’s footwear and store it out of the way. Walkways to and from the front door should always be clear and welcoming.

For closets, you don’t wear it – it’s not worth the space. Take a look at your closets and pull out old clothes you know you’ll never wear again. Give them away and take a tax deduction. Get rid of extra hangers and plastic from the dry cleaners.

Fresh air wins

Opening the windows for at least 20 minutes a day lets fresh air in, and reduces odor, plus it brings a feeling of fresh energy to the place. As the home owner, it is easy to get used to certain odors. So ask me for my opinion or get the advice of a trusted friend.

This can especially be true for pets. Their odor can really be noticeable to people without pets. Always remove pets from home for showing, remove their beds or crates, and also store their food and water out of sight. I wish everyone would love your Fido or Fluffy, but trust me on this one, you want to play it safe.


Natural sunlight creates a feeling of warmth and happiness. Make use of all windows that bring in sunlight by pulling back the heavy drapes and raising the blinds. When you know of an upcoming showing, keep all lights on as this will welcome the potential buyers in and help create an awesome first impression.

sell home quick with lots of light in rooms

Join me again for my next blog on when to bring in a pro and hire a Professional Stager.


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